Nine thousand, seven hundred and twenty six

9,726: the number of visits I have had on my blog in one year. I have nothing to compare this to since this is my only blog and it’s my first year. But it kind of sounds like a lot of views. And it’s really close to 10,000.

Last year, today, I posted my first blog post. I can’t tell you how many times I reread that post wondering if it was okay. Now, I just kind of write.

I can’t believe how many things have happened in the past year:

  • Sewed many baby quilts, bags, pouches… and bought a little bit of fabric…
  • Joined the Boston Modern Quilt Guild
  • Took sewing classes at Laura’s Sewing School
  • Bought a kitty, who is part bengal
  • Left my job in Cambridge, MA
  • Started working in Los Angeles, CA
  • Moved across country due to above job change
  • Went to Sewing Summit 2011
  • Had two miscarriages
  • Had my one year anniversary (can I just say: best husband ever)
  • Started a sewing group at my house in LA
  • Diagnosed with Lupus
  • Became vegan

And I’m still kickin’ it! Seriously, how many changes can you have in one year?

Thanks for following along, I’m excited for year number two!

– erica


I feel like I can smell mold everywhere. Rainwater got into our moving truck when they were packing it up in Boston and then bred lots of mold all over our things as it traveled across country. Unfortunately lost a LOT of stuff. All my dresses, belts, a large portion of our books (including cool art books that Jake owns), Jake’s senior portfolio from art school, furniture….

Right now it’s all sitting in our landlord’s garage while we try to get the claim form filled out for the moving company.

So, I’ve been a bit behind on everything. Including sewing. Including blogging.

But don’t worry. I’ll be back. SOON.